Happy Halloween!!! We’ve made it to the last day of my 31 Days of Halloween, which I hope gave you lots of film options to binge tonight. It’s been such a challenge for me this month, writing a review every single day, but it has also been extremely fun too. Before I ring in this Halloween, I leave you with my final post of this month… my 2019 Horror Guide.
A group of friends enter a fun escape room, but discover their night of fun is about to take a sadistic turn. Formerly title The Maze, this film surely will make the fun draw of escape rooms, less appealing.
David Dunn is set to track down the mysterious Kevin, who poses a supernatural personality within. However, his old nemesis Mr. Glass, has other ideas. The follow-up to M. Night Shyamalan’s incredible Unbreakable/Splitfranchise is one of the most highly anticipated films of next year.
The Final Wish
The creators of Final Destination are bringing a new original horror film to cinemas in 2019. Michael Welch stars as a young man dealing with the aftermath of his father’s death. His distraught mother (Lin Shaye) wishes for her husband to return, and it would seem he does. However, her son will soon realize that the wish wasn’t granted, but instead being projected as truth by a demon.
Orange is the New Black star Taylor Schilling stars in this film about a disturbed young boy. Whose mother fears something supernatural may be at play.
Happy Death Day 2U
The follow-up to 2017’s horror hit Happy Death Day. Not much is known yet, but characters are expected to return.
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Another “social horror-thriller” by Jordan Peele, which marks his highly anticipated follow-up to Get Out. This film will find a family of four being tormented by, well, themselves.
A remake of the 1989 film based on the Stephen King novel, Pet Sematary finds a family uncovering the horror buried within their new town.
The Curse of La Llorona
My Review: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Is More of the Same, Without the Energy
The producers of The Conjuring bring this Mexican ghost story to life, of a ghostly woman who preys on women. The tale has inspired countless iterations, including the pilot episode of Supernatural.
The plot is unknown, but we do know the film is a project by James Gunn and will star Elizabeth Banks.
Octavia Spencer plays a disturbed older woman, who befriends a group of high schoolers in a small town, letting them throw a party in her house. They will soon regret every becoming cordial with “Ma”.
The Dead Don’t Die
A small town becomes overrun by zombies in this horror comedy. Starring an insane cast comprising of Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, and so many more…
Annabelle Comes Home
Ed and Lorraine Warren once again face off with the possessed doll in the third installment of the Annabelle series. However, they’re not the only ones searching for her.
The latest, mysterious film for Ari Aster (Hereditary) takes place in rural Sweden, where a young couple will have their simple vacation become part of a pagan cults sinister plan.
The New Mutants
The X-Men universe dives into the horror genre with this film about five young mutants, held in a secret facility and discovering their powers. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones).
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
The popular spooky books come to life in this feature film incarnation.
Ready or Not
A newlywed bride is shocked to find that her new family is playing a deadly game of Hide and Seek with her, in order to appease a ritual. Starring Samara Weaving and Adam Brody, this fun horror film will come out sometime in August.
A remake of the 1990 film, starring Michael Ealy, this film follows a war veteran haunted by flashbacks of battle and hallucinations.
It: Chapter 2
Pennywise is back after 27 years, and the Losers Club must return to stop him. Starring James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, and Bill Hader, among others.
The unknown plot will bring Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, and Jessie Eisenberg back for a second round of zombie action.
The Addams Family
Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac lend their voice to an animated version of our favorite gothic family.
A nurse downloads an app that beings counting down the days she has left before her death. It’s part Final Destination part One Missed Call, starring You‘s Elizabeth Lail.
A sequel to the horror classic The Shining, starring Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan McGregor and Jacob Tremblay. McGregor takes on the role of Danny, the son of Jack Nicolson’s character in the previous film. As a grown up, Danny is still connected with the supernatural world.
A remake of the classic 1974 horror film (also remade in 2006), finds a group of sorority girls being stalked by unknown killer… just in time for the holidays!
I am including the trailer below, but know there has been much outrage over the extremely spoilery nature of it – it seems to give away every death and twist. So watch at your own risk.
These titles were due out in 2019, but have since been pushed to 2020
Pushed to 2020 (previously March 14)
Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) and Mackenzie Davis (Black Mirror) star in this modern take of Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw”.
Pushed to January 3, 2020 (previously August 15)
A remake of the 2004 American remake of Ju-On, which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Removed from 2019 schedule (previously October 11)
A film version of the beloved 90’s horror anthology kids series.
Brahms: The Boy II
February 21 (previously August 2)
Katie Holmes stars in this sequel to the 2016 film The Boy
CANCELLED (previously October 18)
Starring Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank and Justin Hartley, among many others, this political thriller produced by Jason Blum, was shelved after public uproar for the films divisive plotline. Especially after multiple mass shootings, the films use of weapons and violence left some uneasy, and the studio decided to cancel it completely. Hopefully it will see a release in the future.
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